By Kayla Carter
The Carter County Budget Committee addressed some unexpected expenses at its meeting Monday night.
Carter County underestimated how much it paid out for employee salaries, which is a factor determining the worker’s compensation insurance premium amount, Carter County Financial Director Ingrid Deloach said.
“This is the result of an audit they do each year,” said Deloach. “We obviously underestimated our salaries for the 2012-2013 year.”
The county must pay $35,033 more toward the premium.
“The only place I know you could take this from would be Fund Balance,” Deloach said.
The money was actually due in December, but because no county meetings took place, Deloach said she asked for an extension.
Also seeking additional funds was Carter County Trustee Randal Lewis, who requested $3,000 from the Fund Balance to cover his postage expenses.
Lewis said the price of postage is increasing this month and he needs to mail delinquent tax notices before the increase to save money.
“I would like to send out delinquent tax notices for 2012,” Lewis said.
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